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Prerequisites

Knowledge of financial accounting

About this course

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Problems with healthcare quality, access, and costs bedevil all countries. This course explores how to create successful global business innovations in health care that can better meet consumer and social needs. Upon conclusion, you will learn to evaluate opportunities and gain an understanding of the elements necessary for viable healthcare business models.

Innovating in Health Care (IHC) enables participants to meet and interact with others who are also interested in improving health care. Through case study analysis and application of the “Innovating in Health Care Framework”, this course focuses on evaluating and crafting healthcare startup business models that focus on the six factors that critically shape new healthcare ventures: Financing, Structure, Public Policy, Consumers, Technology, and Accountability. Innovating in Health Care discusses the impact of these factors on business models for three different kinds of innovations: Consumer-focused, technology-driven, and integrations which create scale.

Innovating in Health Care is being offered in 2 formats:

  • Open format
    • Click the ENROLL button
  • Limited enrollment team-based course
    • If you have a pre-formed team of 3 or more, apply here by May 11, 23:00 UTC.

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  • Meet potential team members through the discussion board of the open course, and click the ENROLL button.

​Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 12, 23:00 UTC.


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What you'll learn

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  • Distinguish successful innovations from those likely to fail
  • Determine if an innovation is aligned with its environment
  • Understand the elements that make up a viable competitive strategy for a healthcare business
  • Create a feasible business plan

 

Meet your instructors

Regina E. Herzlinger
Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration
Harvard University
Margo I. Seltzer
Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science
Harvard University
Kevin Schulman
Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration
Duke University

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Learner testimonials

Philips Research has been leveraging the framework by Prof. Herzlinger—Innovating in Health Care—to create effective care innovation. We have designed an innovative business model and assessed the potential business venture for telemonitoring patients with chronic diseases, supported by the information from the course on edX. We are grateful for the first-class knowledge that was not constrained by time or space.

Andrija S. Grustam, Philips Research Population Health Research Scientist